The Legalize Blackness design is one packed with raw emotion, history, and lived experience that is broken down from the perspective of a white male. Many times, we are asked by white people if we are ok with them purchasing a Legalize Blackness shirt or hoodie, to which we always respond yes. But this takes it a step further by explaining why.
Legalize Blackness is a call to action to stop criminalizing the aspects of what make up blackness (ie natural hair) or are commonly attributed to it (ie circumstance, environment, etc). And further, a push to recognize the the core meaning and root development of a many of the “laws” that claim black lives and bodies today.
Together, the Break the Chains logo of the POC Collection can be understood as this: underrepresented and marginalized groups will rise up and be heard, respected, and given their due, via intra- and interracial unification and solidarity. It will require not just unification among Blacks, Africans, Native Americans, Latino/as, etc., but across all of these groups as well.